Cheap Electric Bikes Guide (~$1,000 and Less)

Currie Technologies eZip Trailz Electric Bicycle.

~$550: Currie Technologies eZip Trailz Electric Bicycle.

Yes, I know cheap electric bikes is probably not the best title but it is a term that is commonly used to describe economical, inexpensive, or low cost electric bikes.

I have had a lot of requests to cover economical e-bikes because not everyone can afford $1,500-$4,000+ electric bikes.

Not only are there inexpensive e-bikes but there are also e-bike kits and e-trailers (pushes your bike) that could be a low cost option.  In addition, I have some tips for finding used electric bikes, kits, and [Read more…]

Understanding Electric Bike Modes: Throttle vs. Pedal Assist (Pedelec)

A throttle or pedal assist electric bike: which one will you choose?

There are many different types of electric bikes with different ways of activating the electric assist.

In this article you will learn about the different throttle types (twist grip, thumb, push button), pedal assist types (torque sensor and cadence sensor) and which mode may be best for you. [Read more…]

Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit Review

Time for the full review of the Clean Republic Hill Topper electric bike kit!

Make sure you checkout this post about the kit’s specifications and how the installation of the kit went.  There are a few videos and a bunch of pictures!

Now let’s talk about what the Hill Topper kit ride is like, the real world ride results, pros, cons, and who this kit is for. [Read more…]

Clean Republic Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit Specifications & Installation

The Clean Republic Hill Topper electric bike kit has been on my list of kits to review because it is a simple and economical way to turn a conventional bike into an e-bike.

In this post I will cover the specs of the kit along with my experience with the installation.  There are a few videos and a bunch of pictures documenting the [Read more…]